The previous post on America's Great Divide dealt with the big role that West Virginia has to play in the global climate change debate. This morning, I would like to highlight another positive story in the fight for continued vitality in rural America. It's Nebraska!
You've got to hand it to the state. They are focused and have always been good at, well, "The Good Life". Nebraska seems ever positive about their rural heritage and they really take it serious. I come from half Nebraskan lineage and have experience rural Nebraska many times. I harbor fond memories of the quaint little towns and beautifully productive farms and ranches sprawling across the gateway to the west.
In keeping with the rural state theme I'd like to highlight a website that keeps it rural and inspiring. Its not too fancy and really pretty simple, but very direct in telling the story of "rural success stories" about entrepreneurs out making the grade in the Cornhusker state. Watching the continual flow of negative press for rural America, I was happy to find this list to remind us that our rural constituents are out making a living, and doing a great job at it to boot!
Enjoy the list and think about people in your own state out making rural living feasible.